Top Warehouse safety Hazards and How to Avoid Them

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fatal injury rate for warehouse workers is higher than the national average for all industries. If you are a warehouse worker, then you don’t need anyone to tell you how hazardous your job is. A potential for an accident that can harm or even kill … Read more

How to Achieve a More Efficient Warehouse

Business majors learn early on that an efficient operation leads to greater revenue and higher profits. This is true for any business including the warehouse trade. Everyone knows that efficiency of operation cannot be achieved by accident. You need a plan. Here are some ideas. ·      Prioritize SKUs. The popularity of an SKU may depend … Read more

Keep Your Warehouse Clean!

Having a clean warehouse is essential. It assures efficient and safe operation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the United States Department of Labor that has jurisdiction over warehouse safety and health issues, requires it. The source of much of the mess in a warehouse is the inventory itself and … Read more

No Forklifts? No Warehouse? No Problem for Clothing Retailer

The popular clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters is building a new distribution center that will handle both store replenishment and direct-to-consumer orders from the same inventory. Typically, these two functions are handled by different operations, but the new AEO distribution center currently under construction in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, will be a streamlined, fully-automated facility that … Read more

Intelligrated Opens New Southwest Regional Center in Texas

Intelligrated, one of the leading manufacturers of automated materials handling equipment, has opened a new regional center in Irving, Texas, that will serve the Southwestern United States. The company — which is headquartered in Mason, Ohio — hopes the center will provide access to specialized engineering, projects management, and sales support for companies in southwestern … Read more

Are You Carrying the Right Insurance?

Every business needs certain levels of insurance. Hopefully, you’ll never really need to use it, but it’s best to have it there just in case. Trying to figure out what kind of insurance you need can be quite the chore, so let’s make it a little easier for you. The Traditional Insurances A number of … Read more

Workspace Personalization

Depending on your work environment, you may or may not already allow personalization of workspace. For the longest time, particularly in open offices where everything can be seen, facilities managers have discouraged personalization. There is the idea that a neat, orderly environment with identical workspaces promotes efficiency – even though studies over the years have … Read more

Replenishing your Talent Pool

Materials handling and logistics is an ever-changing field, and those who have been part of it for a while understand that. That being said, folks who have been in the industry for a while are now starting to look to the future, and may be moving on. You need to have a strategy to replace … Read more

Air Quality in your Warehouse

Warehouses can be dirty, grimy buildings, with all sorts of pollutants and particles floating around. While we realize this, many people – laborers and management alike – still do not fully comprehend the adverse effects of poor air quality, particularly in large warehouses. Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality The effects of poor indoor air … Read more